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'A Whiter Shade of Pale'

A personal, erotic reading

Tiffany wrote to 'Beyond the Pale' with an open letter ...

' ... to my musically talented boyfriend. He was my friend for a very long time, and he would sing to me on many occasions and I thought how lucky I was to have such a talented friend. Honestly, his voice reaches into my soul and caresses it, and this does not happen often with other artists; but Josh Jones impressed me, mostly while we were only friends. We were never romantic, until one day when he asked me out. WOoohoOo! I love him! Now he impresses me more every moment we are together. Imagine that ... God I Love him!!

Enuff mushy stuff

Okay, I've told him repeatedly how I want very badly to make love with him while Whiter Shade of Pale is looped in the background ... over and over, because this song is so incredibly beautiful it can only complement the way I feel for him, all my love. My God, Josh.... I know why I think of making love to you during this song ... Check it out!'

Keith Reid's words

Tiffany's erotic reading

We skipped the light fandango

Everyone's out for a good time ... Like usual

Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor

Same stuff different day ... going through motions

I was feeling kinda seasick

Lonely ... *sigh* sad ... it'll never happen, finding love

But the crowd called out for more

Everyone yearns for love, as if it'll happen but never does

The room was humming harder

Whole lotta confusion, no one understands

as the ceiling flew away

Misconceptions like Fronts or |Walls| blocking communication

When we called out for another drink

Hopeful that tonite will be *different*

the waiter brought a tray

Gotta love this bar <LoL> ... it's his job: money talks

And so it was that later

Time passes, as usual

as the miller told his tale

This popular girl does the typical entertainment, miller = girl

that her face, at first just ghostly,

This show she puts on is slowly killing her

turned a whiter shade of pale

She acts how she thinks they expect her to act,

She said, ‘There is no reason

She answers the question, why do you do it?

and the truth is plain to see.’

She ignores the question with her usual distractions

But I wandered through my playing cards

He thought hard about what this was worth

and would not let her be

She's worth knowing ... really she is

one of sixteen vestal virgins

Another girl, one *he* can have ... a vestal virgin

who were leaving for the coast

Was walking out the door as he spoke to this particular one

and although my eyes were open

He knew not many men would spend the time

they might have just as well've been closed

But he finds her stunningly attractive ...

She said, ‘I'm home on shore leave,’

She brushes him off... fights him, I don't *need* you!

though in truth we were at sea

He's pissed ... she in turbulent waters! she *needs* him

so I took her by the looking glass

He sees through her ... understands her, that no one knows

and forced her to agree

He takes a different approach, since being just some guy doesn't work

saying, ‘You must be the mermaid

Knowing she's wild yet easy to tame, with a softer touch

who took Neptune for a ride.’

He compliments her and charms her heart...

But she smiled at me so sadly

But then he looks into her and seen her sadness, so much love

that my anger straightway died

There's something about *her* she definitely needs him!

If music be the food of love

He explains how he feels about her,

then laughter is its queen

How everyone just doesn't understand and play it off

and likewise if behind is in front

He explains that things are not always how we perceive

then dirt in truth is clean

Just like her little act ... he knows her! She's really not bad

My mouth by then like cardboard

He knows her because he knows himself!

seemed to slip straight through my head

He shares this with her with a simple look

So we crash-dived straightway quickly

Even though they've only just met, there's something

and attacked the ocean bed

They go for it making love as the ocean rises and falls, sometimes a light gentle wave, or a thundering rush hard into the ocean bed!!! They have raw passionate sex!

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